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We call this property 'The Aerie on the Strait' in honor of the Bald Eagles' nest hidden at the top of a conifer just above the house. We often hear their cries and see them soaring along the bluffs.The Aerie is ideal for family gatherings, or as a base camp for groups sight seeing and enjoying outdoor activities on the Olympic Peninsula. Situated midway between Sequim and Port Angeles on the coast, it affords guests convenient access to wineries, festivals, and Olympic National Park. To the west, take Highway 112 (the Juan de Fuca Scenic Highway) from Port Angeles to Neah Bay, the Makah Nation and Cape Flattery. Or, take Highway 101 west to Lake Crescent, Sol Duc Hot Springs, the fabled community of Forks and the Quileute Nation at La Push for fishing, surfing and kayaking. Proceed on south to the Hoh Rain Forest. Go east of Sequim to Port Townsend, and on to Whidbey Island. Take the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, B.C. Don't forget your passport.
During winter months, the road to Hurricane Ridge is open during winter vacation, weekends and holiday Mondays. Enter 'Hurricane Ridge' in your browser to see current snow conditions, and learn which amenities are open at this family-style ski hill. It is a short drive of about 20 minutes from The Aerie to the main Park Visitor Center. Another 20-30 minute scenic drive from the visitor center takes you to the Hurricane Ridge visitor center. Depending on snow conditions, you can enjoy cross-country or down-hill skiing or touring on snow shoes. There is a tubing hill for kids.
This 3500 sq.ft. three-level home, perched on high-bluff acreage along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, offers privacy in a forested, retreat-like setting. It features a Master Suite with king bed on the top floor. The Great Room, well-equipped Kitchen, open Dining Room with seating for 12, and two bedrooms, each with a pair of twin beds, complete the middle floor. Views from the Great Room and Master Suite include the Strait coastline west to Ediz Hook, traffic in the shipping lanes, with Victoria, B.C. in the distance. The lower floor comprises a bedroom with queen-sized bed, a generously sized Recreation Room and a Laundry. There is one full bathroom on each floor. The Master-Suite bath includes double sinks, separate shower and a soaking tub with ocean view. Access to private decks off of the Master Suite and the Dining Room and to a small patio off the Recreation Room is through sliding glass doors.
South bedroom on Main (middle) floor.: 2 twin/ single
On request, we convert to a king, using memory-foam topper....moreless
Eurocouch in Rec Room.: 1 sleep sofa /futon
Eurocouch folds flat to 48-inches wide, 71-inches long....moreless
Additional sleeping: 1 sleep sofa /futon
Queen-sized Aerobed, inflates w/120V pump. We provide linens...moreless
Bedrooms accommodate 8 guests. Sleeping arrangements for no more than 4 additional guests include a convertible Eurocouch and a queen-sized inflatable Aerobed which can be set up in the rec room. We provide linens for the couch and Aerobed....moreless
Main (middle) floor bath: toilet, combination tub/shower
Bath serves two bedrooms & main floor. Hair Dryer included....moreless
Soaking tub has ocean view. Hair dryer included....moreless
Bathroom furnishings include linens, paper products, hand-soap & shower gel and hair dryers....moreless
Bird watchers will enjoy this property. The non-residential portions of the land are protected by a conservation easement and are closed to public access; however, by special arrangement with the owners, guests staying a week or longer may arrange for a guided walking tour along forested trails. ...moreless
There are a few books available at The Aerie. We subscribe to the 'take one, leave one' philosophy....moreless
We have stocked a few of our favorite board games....moreless
We have a 'Smart' TV, but cable or satellite service is unavailable. We provide a Netflix subscription and a DVD player. A Mohu antenna allows access to ~10 on-air channels from Canada & U.S....moreless
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A view of the Olympic mountains, filtered by trees can be seen from the upper story....moreless
The garage is not available for guest use. It is reserved for housekeepers' inventory and supplies....moreless
The thermostatically-controlled heat pump, which we service annually, serves the whole-house forced-air system....moreless
High Speed Internet with a secured WiFi router is provided. the password to the router is posted on the property....moreless
Iron & Board
Linens and towels are professionally laundered and sanitized for your peace of mind. ...moreless
Great room seating is ample for 8 - 12 people on the large sectional and surrounding occasional chairs....moreless
Off-street parking is ample for 5 cars. On-street parking is not available. Please contact owners for possible additional parking needs (such as RV, small boat, or additional cars) during your stay....moreless
Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Cleaning$175 + tax
Maximum of 12 guests. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.
• 100% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date.
• 50% if cancelled 20-29 days prior to the Check-in Date.
• No refund for any cancellations less than 20 days prior to the Check-in Date.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Many of the services checked are located either in Sequim or Port Angeles or both. The property is 15 minutes drive (give or take) to either of these cities.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: We are active retirees who enjoy outdoor activities.
Why the Owner Chose Port Angeles: We view ourselves as stewards of our lands. This 15-acre property is a part of more than 120 acres of contiguous forest and wetland. We and our neighbors have chosen to promote a mature forest and healthy wetland on this acreage, protecting the diverse wildlife habitat through conservation easements with North Olympic Land Trust.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The North Olympic Peninsula is a magical place. Not too far from major-metropolitan Seattle, two smallish cities, Sequim and Port Angeles, bracket a large unincorporated rural area, of which this property is a part. Each of the two cities offer antiquing, art, festivals, wineries, golf, tennis, parks, marinas and access to beaches. Threading its way all across this peninsula, the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT), mostly-paved, is used by runners and walkers, bicyclists, and horsemen. Guests can access the ODT about 1/2 mile from the Aerie. The Aerie is a secluded, serene, forested retreat. From here guests can explore Olympic National Park, wander the Olympic Discovery Trail, enjoy the attractions of the nearby cities, or simply relax in spacious privacy.